November 4, 2016


'The Simpsons' Renewed for Record-Breaking 29th & 30th Seasons

FOX via Getty Images
FOX via Getty Images

The Simpsons has been making television history since the initial premiere in 1989, and now the iconic animated show has received yet another honor under its hefty belt. According to Variety, Fox renewed the series for a 29th and 30th season, officially making it the longest-running scripted TV show of all time.

This double renewal brings The Simpsons' episode count up to 669 for its 30th season. The record-breaking feat beats out previous title-holder Gunsmoke, the Western drama that ran 635 episodes during its run from 1955 to 1975.

Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, said in a statement:

“This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series. The Simpsons has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at Fox, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt, Jim and Al. Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series—from the voice cast and producers to the writers and production team—you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium. And to the millions of Simpsons fans around the world, thank you for watching all these years. We’re happy to tell you there’s lots more to come.”

The series, which saw its 28th season premiere on Sept. 25, recently celebrated milestone 600th episode on Oct. 16. 

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